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We arrived Wednesday afternoon to my sister Georgia's house. Spent a wonderful evening visiting. Thursday I went to get my hair done by my niece Laura Grace...she has a chair in a cute little salon and is working on getting her own place...Then everyone came over for Chinese and as usual a lot of laughing and fun was had by ...
... whatever better not fail me. I figured if I'm up, I might as well drive. So after packing a thousand last minute items we were mostly ready to go. What an appropriate way to spend Boxing Day: boxing up the old van. It's like packing for a sea voyage. But there are plenty of islands on the way. This isn't like those trips west into hinterlands. We probably packed too much... It ...
... to Chicago. United Airlines boasts their "spirit", but our flight was captained by a government conspiracy spouting pilot and two very unspirited (if you will...) flight attendants who seemed just as disappointed by the delays and much more angry than we were. We got cans of soda thrown at us (no peanuts.. I wasn't expecting fine dining, but no peanuts?!?) and even a few grouchy looks. Upon arrival in Chicago, we learned that ...
... And we'll be able to say we saw them when!
That was Friday night, and the next morning was just a whirlwind of packing and saying goodbye to Chicago. We drove about half an hour on the beautiful scenic Lake Shore road, which offers the perfect view of Chicago on one side and Lake Michigan on the other. A couple Felders discussed the architecture they saw, throwing around comparisons between "modernist" and "postmodernist" ...
... my friends here in Chi-town that bother to read this (if there are in fact any) you honestly must go and see this place. Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, it's worth it, I promise you.
And my Sydney-siders, apparently one of the other 6 in the world is right by you all too. It's not quite as pretty as ours here but then again, it doesn't look like a space ship so it's still pretty high on the beauty list.
I hope I came close ...
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